More than 40 volunteers from Milford-based Subway\u00ae raised more than $3,000 for the Beth-El Center on New Haven Avenue at the recent 44th annual Milford Oyster Festival on August 18. Team Subway sold bottled water and cooling towels to help raise money toward the Beth-El Center\u2019s mission to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area. The Beth-El Center helps care for and meet the needs of the homeless and hungry through shelter, support services, advocacy and partnership with the public, private and faith-based organizations. \u201cAt the core of the Subway brand is giving back to the thousands of local communities that Subway restaurants operate in,\u201d said Michele DiNello, senior director of Communications & Events. \u201cOur team is especially proud to call Milford home, where there are so many events and activities that help our neighbors in need.\u201d Subway, which is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this week, was founded in 1965 in Bridgeport by then-17-year-old Fred DeLuca with a $1,000 loan by family friend Dr. Peter Buck. Locally, Subway supports the United Way of Milford, Boys & Girls Club of Milford, Bridges Healthcare Folks on Spokes and the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce Inc.